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Poster: tkFawcett Date: Jan 8, 2011 8:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Moerder

Thanks for the additional explanation as to your motives and background. You used the phrase "innocent infringement", which not only seems to be an oxymoron but also seems to put an unreasonable burden of responsibility on the average person. Does every uploader (or downloader) have to posess your knowledge of copyright law? I have to confess that with the quality of most movies here I can't begin to read the fine print of most legal notices.
In any case, thanks again!

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 8, 2011 9:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Moerder

You're welcome.

Its true that "innocent infringement" is something of an oxymoron. Strangely, it is one that was codified in the copyright law:

If a notice of copyright in the form and position specified by this section appears on the published copy or copies to which a defendant in a copyright infringement suit had access, then no weight shall be given to such a defendant's interposition of a defense based on innocent infringement in mitigation of actual or statutory damages

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Poster: tkFawcett Date: Jan 8, 2011 9:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Moerder

I guess the old saying goes: "Ignorance of the law excuses no man" --John Seldon, English jurist, (1584 - 1654)